The Windows Server Update Services 3.0 installation package is available
This article provides some information about Windows Server Update Services 3.0 installation package.
Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10 - all editions
Original KB number: 935524
This article describes the Release-to-Web (RTW) version of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0. WSUS 3.0 upgrades the earlier version of this product. You can install the RTW version of WSUS 3.0 on the following operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 or a later service pack
- Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2
- Windows Vista
WSUS 3.0 delivers new features that let administrators more easily deploy updates and manage updates across an organization. This update can upgrade computers that are running the following versions of WSUS to WSUS 3.0 RTW:
- WSUS 2.0
- WSUS 2.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
- WSUS 3.0 RC
Before you install WSUS 3.0, make sure that the computer meets the minimum system requirements.
WSUS 3.0 Server software prerequisites
Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 or a later service pack
WSUS 2.0, WSUS 2.0 Service Pack 1, or WSUS 3.0 RC
Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 or a later version
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft Management Console 3.0
Microsoft Report Viewer
Optional: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 with Service Pack 1
If a compatible version of SQL Server is not installed, WSUS 3.0 installs Windows Internal Database.
WSUS 3.0 Administration Console software prerequisites
- Windows Vista, Windows XP with Service Pack 2, or Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 or a later service pack
- WSUS 3.0 RC
- Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
- Microsoft Management Console 3.0
- Microsoft Report Viewer
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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You can find the shortcut to start the WSUS 3.0 Administration Console in the Administrative Tools folder. In Windows XP with SP2 and in Windows Vista, the Administrative Tools folder is in Control Panel.
Important configuration issue
If you use a proxy server that requires authentication, you must overwrite the proxy server password in the WSUS Server Configuration Wizard. If you do not do it, the WSUS server may not synchronize updates. Because the configuration wizard starts automatically at the end of the Setup process, this problem can cause synchronization errors after you upgrade to WSUS 3.0. You can avoid this problem by canceling the Configuration Wizard after the upgrade or by reentering the correct proxy password when the wizard runs. To recover from this problem after it has occurred, follow these steps:
- In the WSUS 3.0 console tree, click Options.
- In the details pane, click Update Source and Proxy Server.
- In the Update Source and Proxy Server dialog box, click the Proxy Server tab.
- Reenter the proxy password. Then, save the setting.
For more information about Windows Server Update Services, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
WSUS TechNet Center